Meraki? What’s that?

      Greetings,beautiful person! Welcome to my blog. Let me first introduce myself to you. I am Krithika and I click what catches my eye and I sketch pretty decent. This will be my photo journal alongside self-written haikus and short stories.
      Now coming to the real question,What the hell is Meraki (μεράκι) and what does it have to do with my blog?
      Well,everything we do and live for is Meraki, Meraki is omnipresent, It’s what makes us feel,makes us human. Meraki derives from Greek and it is the richest language in the history of the world; It is also Europe’s oldest language, with over 5 million words and 70 million word classes having existed for more than 4000 years, so as ancient as the language most of the words are lost in translation or you cannot really define something accurately. Meraki is one of those lost words now recently revived by I’m guessing hipsters and it isn’t really that untranslatable once you’ve experienced it or are experiencing it.
Modern Greeks often used this word Meraki, in simple words it means to do something you love and are passionate about and lose yourself in the process of your work or art because when you lose yourself you find yourself. Meraki can mean doing something from cooking to sketching to playing a sport to playing an instrument and so on ; It’s just doing something you give undivided attention to and is something you truly, absolutely love and enjoy. So this is all what my blog’s going to be about, doing what I love and enjoy the most and become a part of itself and maybe relate some of it with you. So yeah, I will soon be posting photos I’ve clicked and sketches I’ve made with self-written haikus and short stories. Follow this journey and stay updated. Cheers!

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       Meraki
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The *trip* is gonna take me back home 🌈

Emptiness

Not often someone says what they mean when they say “I’m fine“, struggles are a part of growing, blooming into success. You’ve been through more than the most of us, not less, not equal but in your own way when words don’t even suffice how you feel. You end up feeling worthless, insignificant, broken, empty etc and you question your being and purpose; when things don’t make sense.

Do you ever feel numb and empty? Emotionally? Mentally? So much that it physically hurts in your chest? Psychologically speaking, it’s an incompetence to click or to connect with people, In severe chronic cases of such feelings often lead to depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, anhedonia (losing interest in activities that used to be enjoyable) etc.  But why do you feel empty? Why are you mentally and emotionally tired? It’s because you’re lacking something or someone(for some people) it could be –
Lack of Purpose: what you wanna do in life, what you wanna achieve out of dreams and goals etc;
Lack of  Love: not being loved enough by yourself, self-neglecting yourself and not loving each and every part of yourself. Sometimes it happens so that you need someone to love yourself, someone who madly-truly-absolutely loves you for who and what you are, inside and out to make you realize you are worth more than those self-deprecation remarks which are most of the time exaggerated. But that doesn’t mean you set your bar low and settle for any Tom-Dick-Harry (add female equivalent names)  who show the slightest of the lovey-dovey traits.
There could be more causes than what I’ve mentioned, these are just the most common ones or what I’ve experienced.

Lastly, how the fuck  fudge can you overcome this feeling of constant despair, the white noise in the background?
• Reach out to a trustworthy friend, or a close family member or relative.
• Try therapy, forget the stereotypes like “people who go to therapy are insane” *judgy eyes in the back* Trust me, therapy helps.  🙂 
• Surround yourself with people who love and support you. Jump in a pool of dogs who will  drool over you with love and happiness or cats, if you’re a cat person.  
• Make a journal of how you feel, jot down the reasons and think of how you can overcome them.
• Stay away from drugs and alcohol, especially when you feel lonely,empty and depressed  they somehow make their way to you and ruin you. C’mon you know better, DON’T DO IT. NOT WORTH IT.
• Meditate or workout – release stress and feel sore for few days but you’ll feel good.
• Try something new, explore, travel, take up new hobbies, take up poetry/writing, etc.
• Pamper and treat yourself. Take care of yourself, groom yourself. Go on dates with    yourself, travel solo, Netflix-and-chill with yourself yes you know what I mean 😉
• Work on yourself, build yourself up, focus on your ambitions and goals,each day work  harder to pursue them.


Thanks for reading. You made it till the end.  And before going take this *warm fuzzy bear hug* You’re beautiful, stay awesomeKeepinItMeraki

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Inspired Tumblr-ish sketch

 

Anime Sketchbook: Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)

Throwback to an old sketch when I was still learning and recognizing my skills, so here’s my old sketch for old times’ sake because it’s muthafuckin ICHIGO

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“It’s meaningless just to live, It’s meaningless just to fight. I want to win.” – Ichigo Kurosaki

Comic Sketchbook: Batman Series

Batman & Joker’s sketch was supposed to be in color to pop out the contrast between these two characters but sometimes I guess rough drafts are better left that way,but do let me know if you wanna see the colored version of this 🙂

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Batman & Joker – The best duo

     Please do leave feedbacks, both positive and negative are welcome! 🙂

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Harley Quinn & Joker – The most sane people ever